Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Its Starting To Look Like Christmas

Here is a small project I picked up from The Scrap Addicts Attic. I only made three of them but they are a fun addition to any tree.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Moose Sister" Christmas Card Holder

Over the summer I went to CO with my best friend , Paula and made many new friends. We stayed at the Chocolate Moose Lodge in Fairplay hence the  "Moose Sister" title. Yesterday in the mail I recieved this cute little Christmas Card Holder project from my friend Shawna. It will now be a part of my family traditions. Thank you Shawna :-)

Advent Calendar part II

After the first Advent Calendar, I became addicted to the idea and made another one. This poor cookie sheet was even more beat up than the last so I deco paged the cookie sheet with some of  "jackie eckles" Happy Holidays paper and then covered 25 match boxes with paper from the same pack. I did 8 cream colored boxes and really only decorated them. I applied magnets to the back of each box (I had to hot glue them they didn't stick well) and then magnets to the back of the cookie sheet. The first calendar did not go to waste, it will now hang in my grandchildren's home.

(Picture taken by my granddaughter Mariah)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Advent Calendar

This is a fun project I started with one of my best friends at her house. She had an old cookie sheet that she painted silver and then we carefully spent hours creating small matchbox size boxes for the advent calendar...They didn't fit together right. So we went to the Dollar Tree and bought three packages of matches (for just $3.00) and I then carefully covered them in paper, so much easier!

Each little box has a small tag in it with a message for that day.  On the 17th I am having my annual cookie day and having an early Christmas celebration with my friend and her family so this little box has a cookie on it.

The final box has 12-25 and a Merry Christmas tag inside.

Monday, November 14, 2011

CC FG Challenge "Thankful"

For this challenge we were to use items from Crop Chocolate of course and on the subject of being thankful. I am thankful for one of my best friends/sister that a person can have, Paula.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Here is the perfect example of something everyone uses, but usually tosses away...dryer sheets. My friend Paula has this great tutorial on "The Crop". Thanks Paula these were easy and fun to make.

Friday, September 9, 2011

CC FG Challenge #2

The challenge was to use 75% items from Crop Chocolate and something from around the house. Here are  my "treat" with no "trick's" shoe with Dove Chocolate. I made one for each of the ladies at the office using ribbon I had saved off of a gift. (recycle, reuse!)

Friday, August 19, 2011

CC FG Challenge #1 "Inspiration"

The challenge was to use items from my favorite online store Crop Chocolate based upon the above collage for inspiration.

Here is my submission. I call it "Grow". As part of the challenge 75% of the items were purchased from CC. I enjoyed the colors that Paula used in her inspiration collage and the black and white photo in the corner. This is of my mother, Veronica and her girls myself and my younger sister Charlotte. You can find more about this challenge at The Scrap Addict's Attic.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bling It Up!

I have the bad habit of not always checking out the details...Scrap Addict's Attic had a "Bling It Up" challenge and...well the deadline was 7a.m. not 7p.m....oops. Either way it was a fun way to bling up a few X-Mas cards.

Friday, August 5, 2011

CC Focus Group Challenge

Here is my Crop Chocolate FG challenge entry. The challenge was to use 4 items from Crop Chocolate...and they are my wonderful "slice" basic shapes, Echo Park "Happy Halloween" paperpack and trims by Making Memories "toil & trouble" and a deco pin from the "spook ally" trims...Happy Halloween!

Monday, April 11, 2011

PPC Challenge #55

I am on a challenge roll and here is a two in one! The color combo is from PPC and the sketch is from Sketchy Thursdays:


My submission :-)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

PPC Challenge #54

Well it has been a while since I have participated in a challenge but I loved the colors of this weeks challenge at PPC. Here is the color challenge:

This seemed perfect for my beautiful new baby cousin Shyla

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Prints, Prints, Prints (CFTA)

The "Challenge" here was to use three different prints...since I tend to be a "plain Jane" scrapbooker this one was most definitely a challenge for me. Here is my 3 print b-day card for my baby girl who is going to be 21!

Flowers Challenge (CFTA)

I worked on this last time I spent a day in the "Attic", but when I brought it home my grandson decided it needed a little bling, bling so I traced the edges in glue and dipped in glitter! These are made from old round document mailers, that Paula then cut to size (Thanks P!)....a perfect example of reusing something.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Scrap Addict's Attic

One of my favorite things to do is spend a day with my friend Paula in the Scrap Addict's Attic.  This weekend we worked on many projects, but one of my favorites was simply dressing up some recycled jars (hand me downs from Paula) for my scrap shelf (created by Paula's hubby, a person never goes home empty handed after a day in the "Attic").

Someone asked me what  people see in Scrap booking. Paula and I both came up with the same conclusion, its all about preserving memories (laughing & hanging out with girlfriend's is a lot of fun too). If Arkansas is a bit out of the way, you can also play along at Challenges From The Attic.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Altered Art

I really like this challenge because I was able to take old jeans and alter them to make several hand bags. Here is my Altered Art from Challenges From The Attic. The flower I learned how to make in the Attic...

ATC all about me...

This week' Challenge From The Attic is an ATC (Artist Trading Card) all about "me". Since Im a simple kinda gal who loves black & red here is my entry: